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Mar 21 - 22, 2019 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $369.99 | Palo Alto, California
2-Day: Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Mar 21 - 22, 2019 at Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, Palo Alto, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Cardiovascular Technology Professionals. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours. Conference Description: You MUST be able to identify cardiac issues in their early stages and respond appropriately to avoid life-threatening complications. Even many seasoned nurses remain confused by the complexity of the cardiac system and feel insecure in their assessment and analysis of rhythms and EKGs. Attend this comprehensive program and gain the skills and knowledge you need to manage any situation. Cardiac expert, Cathy Lockett, breaks down the most complex cardiac disorders and will provide you with practical tools and tips that are guaranteed to increase your confidence when caring for this challenging population. Your patients depend on you; don't miss this opportunity to become a CARDIAC EXPERT! • Imagine the Confidence you will have in your knowledge and ability to quickly assess complex cardiac patients. • Imagine the Respect you'll gain from your colleagues and patients when you respond rapidly and effectively in crisis situations. • Imagine the Satisfaction you will feel knowing that your advanced skills saved the life of your patient. Conference Objectives are: Day 1: • Perform the proper technique for measuring jugular vein distention (JVD). • Assess systolic and diastolic murmurs by where they fall in the S1/S2 cardiac cycle. • Analyze findings on the 12-lead EKG to determine if a patient has axis deviation and what health care issues that may be identified. • Utilize the Lewis Lead to help differentiate if the patient is having an atrial dysrhythmia or not. • Incorporate treatment modalities for WPW syndrome. • Evaluate EKG clues for patients having aberrant pathways. Day 2: • Specify the treatments for ACS and contrast EKG changes for STEMI versus NSTEMI. • Characterize the differences between systolic and diastolic heart failure using a simple hand gesture to recognize ventricular dysfunction for each. • Diagnose the stages of heart failure using the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology tool and identify interventions. • Critique the use of the Impella device and intra-aortic balloon pumps in severe cardiac impairment. • Evaluate findings in common cardiac labs, such as CKMB, Troponin, BNP/Pro-BNP levels. • Substantiate the benefits for patients using blood thinners in atrial fibrillation and describe the decision-making process.
Apr 10, 2019 | CME 6.30 | USD $219.99 | Palo Alto, California
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 10, 2019 at Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, Palo Alto, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Nurses • Advanced Practice Nurses • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Pharmacists • Nurse Practitioners • Physician Assistants Course Description: Attend this seminar and learn proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases. Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the plethora of drugs available on the market and the emerging trend in bacterial resistance. You will learn the pharmacology of different classes of antimicrobials used to treat infectious disease states encountered in clinical practice. Discover the spectrums of activity, pharmacokinetic characteristics and parameters for monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the new antimicrobials and advances in evidence-based treatment guidelines. You will leave this seminar better prepared to design appropriate and cost-effective drug regimens for improved therapeutic outcomes. Objectives: • Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics. • Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice. • Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations. • Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials. • Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides). • Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance. • Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 26, 2019 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Palo Alto, California
Managing Diabetes: Improving Patient Outcomes is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 26, 2019 at Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, Palo Alto, California, United States of America. Target Audience: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Physician Assistants • Certified Diabetes Educators • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians Credits: • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Registered: 6.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) • Nurse Practitioners: 2.0 contact hours • Physician Assistants: 6.25 hours of clinical Category I CME credit Course Description: As a healthcare professional, you need sufficient diabetes knowledge to provide safe, competent care to patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Diabetes is becoming more complex and it is critical that you understand the latest strategies in insulin delivery, blood glucose monitoring, AADE7™, and nutrition to give your patients the best outcomes. Please join diabetes expert, Mary Ann Rosa, for this patient-focused one-day seminar on diabetes. You will leave with new management techniques and tips to improve the outcomes of patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes, as well as how to implement the latest clinical guidelines to optimize the quality of life of your patients and prevent further complications. Learner Objectives: • State diagnostic criteria for Diabetes Mellitus and different diagnoses. • Evaluate Metabolic syndrome and the three H's: Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension. • Recognize the symptoms of Hyperglycemia & Hypoglycemia. • Discuss how to successfully prescribe insulin, other injectable diabetes medications and oral anti-diabetes medications. • Calculate basal/bolus dosing of insulin administration including various insulin administration schedules to achieve optimal control. • Analyze motivational techniques to assist patients for optimal control of their diabetes. • Integrate nutrition and label reading to facilitate patient behavioral changes. • Explain effective new strategies to improve patient outcomes.
May 10, 2019 | USD $219.99 | Palo Alto, California
Cardiac and Respiratory Complexities: Quickly Differentiate to Take Rapid Action is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on May 10, 2019 at Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, Palo Alto, California, United States of America. Target Audience: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists Course Description: You are assessing the patient who just returned from endoscopy following a foreign body removal. The patient is complaining of his throat itching. On assessment, his vital signs are normal, but he appears anxious. Is this normal following the procedure? Do you put him on a cardiac monitor? Should you call a rapid response? We have all been faced with the clinical dilemma when our patient has rapidly progressing dyspnea, tachypnea, fever, cough, and chest pain. What is happening? Distinguishing between heart failure, pneumonia, and ARDS can be difficult. Did you know that COPD could mask a pulmonary embolism? When your patient is wheezing, do you make the assumption it is asthma? Or could the presentation be caused by heart failure or an allergic reaction? Attending this conference will provide you with the confidence to recognize early and identify appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration. We will discuss when non-invasive ventilation devices should - and should not - be used. If you are still struggling with blood gases, don't let blood gases intimidate you! Learn quick and easy ways to interpret ABG results. You will learn from actual patient stories to illustrate the complexities and co-morbidities of cardiac and respiratory diagnoses! Conference Objectives are: • Review the nursing assessment for patients with airway or ventilatory problems. • Describe the pathophysiologic changes that occur causing the signs and symptoms associated with airway or ventilatory problems. • Select appropriate interventions for airway or ventilatory problems. • Differentiate between ventilator modes and the use of NPPV. • Evaluate appropriate treatment strategies for high-risk ECG findings. • Plan for emerging treatments in heart failure. • Analyze management options for acute coronary syndromes. • Describe the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of inflammatory cardiac disease. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Treat Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction and Depression Through the Wisdom & Creativity of Story and Symbol - Palo Alto
May 23, 2019 | USD $229.99 | Palo Alto, California
Treat Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction and Depression Through the Wisdom & Creativity of Story and Symbol is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on May 23, 2019 at Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, Palo Alto, California, United States of America. Target Audience • Psychologists • Social Workers • Mental Health Counselors • Creative Arts Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Nurse Practitioners • Chaplains • Hospice Workers • Gerontologists • Educators • School Guidance Counselors Course Description: Feeling depressed and abandoned by her husband and children, a broken client walks into your office, the victim in her own story. You try traditional therapeutic techniques to no avail. Your client is stuck, failing to make progress, and starting to doubt that an end to the suffering is possible. You struggle to move her forward, but feel helpless and unable to breathe new life into the clinical approaches that normally serve you so well. Now imagine having the power to create a new story with your client, one in which she becomes the heroine in her life’s journey. The story is the way the mind naturally works, how it integrates thoughts and emotions, making stories one of our most powerful tools to transform and heal. Attend this workshop and learn how to bypass natural resistance to therapy, move stuck clients forward, and help them build new and beneficial neural pathways through groundbreaking interventions built around poems, stories, and journaling. • Evidence-based techniques will empower you to creatively and effectively treat your clients facing anxiety, trauma, addiction and depression. Interventions that you will receive include: • Detailed instruction on the strategic application of Bibliotherapy to transform the difficult client into someone with whom you can make great therapeutic strides. • Key components of storytelling and guidance through the application of simple writing exercises your clients can easily and naturally use. • Published writings and detailed handouts and instruction on applying these stories to treatment with anxious, traumatized, addicted and depressed clients. • Skill building activities and interactive exercises that will reinforce the concepts taught, the ability to practice what you’ve learned, and allow its immediate incorporation into your clinical work. Course Objectives: • Demonstrate both prescriptive and expressive techniques to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and bereavement. • Apply journaling techniques to track and regulate client’s emotions. • Employ the principles of transformative writing in treatment for greater neural integration, more flexibility of thought, and greater range of emotion. • Implement simple writing exercises for treatment of emotional regulation and anchoring. • Use poetry reading and journaling in treatment to balance your client’s emotions. • Implement Bibliotherapy techniques in therapy to strengthen the observing ego which leads to new perspectives, behaviors and insights. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.